What's New

Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 08:00

AAC&U, the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, and PEN America have issued a joint statement opposing legislation, introduced in at least twenty states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions. More than seventy-five additional organizations also signed the statement. 

Higher Education Associations Recommend Changes to Title IX Enforcement

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other organizations in sending a letter to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights with comments to improve the enforcement of Title IX regulations. Clearer guidance can help higher education institutions meet their responsibility to respond to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault and ensure that campuses are safe, supportive, and responsive. 

New Grant to Support Research on the Efficacy of Civic and Community-Based Engagement

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 09:30

The $210,000 grant from Lumina Foundation will support the synthesis and development of national research on the role of higher education in fostering students’ civic skill-building through high-impact practices.

Lynn Pasquerella Appointed to Thomas Jefferson Fund Advisory Committee

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:15

The French Ambassador to the US has appointed Lynn Pasquerella to serve on the inaugural advisory committee of the Thomas Jefferson Fund, a initiative created by the Embassy of France and the FACE Foundation to support new collaborations and the most innovative projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States

AAC&U President Featured on the “IngenioUS” Podcast

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:00

In an episode titled “A Champion for Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence,” Lynn Pasquerella shares how her experience as a first-generation college student, then faculty member, provost, and college president has shaped her worldview and her thinking about higher education and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Ten Institutions Selected to Participate in Institute on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 16:30

AAC&U’s new institute will help participating campus teams support the unique needs of non-tenure-track STEM faculty and address the institutional conditions that marginalize them.

Ashley Finley Discusses AAC&U’s Employer Research in New Podcast

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:45

AAC&U's Ashley Finley joined the Changing Higher Ed podcast to discuss our recent report featuring employers’ views on “How College Contributes to Workforce Success,” including the skills and experiences that can set students up to succeed.

Ashley Finley Discusses AAC&U’s Employer Research in New Podcast

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 18:30

AAC&U's Ashley Finley joined the Changing Higher Ed podcast to discuss our recent report featuring employers’ views on “How College Contributes to Workforce Success,” including the skills and experiences that can set students up to succeed.

Webinar on the Future of Higher Education Featuring C. Edward Watson

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 15:15

Join AAC&U’s C. Edward Watson for a webinar discussion on “The Future of Higher Education: A Global Perspective.” The free event, part of the GlobalMindED virtual annual conference, will begin at 4 p.m. (ET) on May 26. Register now.

Sixty-One Institutions Selected to Participate in AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 12:00

The virtual institute is designed to advance campus- and system-level efforts to achieve quality, equity, and student engagement goals through the design, implementation, and assessment of active teaching and learning practices.

Dawn Michele Whitehead Authors Chapter on Global Connections in Higher Education

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 20:15

International Education at the Crossroads, a new book featuring a chapter by AAC&U Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead, examines the interconnectivity of education in an increasingly interconnected world, and what these intersections mean for the future of learning.

Seventy-Eight Institutions Selected to Participate in the Institute on TRHT Campus Centers

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 13:30

Campus teams participating in this year’s Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers will develop or refine transformative action plans to promote racial equity and healing on campus and in their communities.

New Partnership to Provide Equitable, Scalable Faculty Development

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:00

AAC&U announced a new partnership with OneHE to make sustainable faculty development available at scale. AAC&U member colleges, universities, and state systems will be able to provide their faculty with equitable access to professional development and a global community of educators.

Call for Proposals: Virtual Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:00

This year of reflection and reckoning has set in motion a daring course of action to re-imagine and re-engineer undergraduate STEM education. We invite proposals that share your experiences, innovations, and challenges in STEM higher education reform. The deadline for submissions is July 12, 2021.

Associations Urge State Department to Reconsider New Travel Advisories

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 16:00

AAC&U joined ten other associations in sending a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the Department of State to consider changing “Do Not Travel” advisories that now include nearly 80 percent of countries worldwide and could limit travel opportunities for students.